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The explosive growth of computing devices means no app strategy is complete without considering a cross-platform approach to reach this full spectrum of devices—faster, better and at lower cost.

Join us for a series of short roundtable discussions to explore the opportunities, challenges and best practices of cross-platform HTML5 development. Hear directly from industry analysts, the W3C, Intel, and other experts.

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Episode 2: HTML5 vs. Native—Who Will Win?

Wednesday, September 18 • 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Our panelists tackle the debate between HTML5 and native code—which builds the better apps?  Go inside the brackets to get beyond the fan-boy hype, and hear directly from app developers like Dan Bricklin, Drew Crawford, Dave Methvin and Mike Richmond as they challenge each other—and you—to take an honest look at the best way to build an app.

Episode Guests:

Mike Richmond, Architect, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation
Mike Richmond has worked at Intel for almost 30 years in a variety of strategic, engineering and marketing roles.  He led early experiments in blending TV and the Internet, and drove the transformation of the BIOS industry from proprietary implementations to the UEFI standard.  He managed the software for Intel's first Linux-based product.  Two years ago, he initiated Intel's HTML5 strategy.

Dave Methvin, President, jQuery Foundation
Dave Methvin is President of the jQuery Foundation and lead developer of jQuery Core. As an independent consultant he provides training and development services focused on applying and optimizing client-side technologies such as HTML5 and JavaScript.

Dan Bricklin, CTO, Alpha Software Corporation
Dan Bricklin is currently CTO of Alpha Software Corporation, a company whose Alpha Anywhere product enables developers to rapidly create and deploy robust business applications for mobile devices and personal computers. Immediately prior to that, he was a software developer, creating the popular Note Taker HD iPad app and the SocialCalc JavaScript Open Source spreadsheet engine. He has a long and storied career in the software industry, and is best known for codeveloping VisiCalc, the pioneering electronic spreadsheet, while he was a student at the Harvard Business School in 1979. VisiCalc is widely credited with fueling the initial rapid growth of the personal computer industry.

Drew Crawford, Owner, DrewCrawfordApps
Drew is a software developer, writer, and consultant.  He owns and operates DrewCrawfordApps, an Austin-based boutique development company with a focus on delivering challenging and innovative iPhone, iPad, and server software and solutions for companies of all sizes.  Drew's work has been featured in TechCrunch and Daring Fireball, and his writing and insight have been praised by numerous industry luminaries.